George E. Burkhart

George E. Burkhart, 78, Sinking Spring, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center in Scranton, PA. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia A. (Franks) Burkhart.

He was born in Reading on December 10, 1933 to the late George M. and Margaret T. Burkhart. A 1951 graduate of Reading High School and of IMI (Industrial Management Institute) with a degree in Management Engineering, he worked as a scheduling and distribution analyst in the Material Planning and Logistics Department for Ford Electronics at the North Penn Electronics Facility for 24 years, retiring in 1994. He also worked part time for Albright College in the Safety and Security Department as Auxiliary Officer/Courier/Shuttle Driver.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman in Mainz, Germany from 1954 to 1956.

George enjoyed vacations in Disney World with his wife, daughter and her family, wood working, square and round dancing, and spending time with his loving family. He was a warm and wonderful husband, father, and Pop Pop, and will be sadly missed by his family.

George was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sinking Spring, PA.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Wendy E., wife of Robert S. Wendel, Sinking Spring; two sons, Jeffrey G., husband of Lisa, Lewistown; Eric E., husband of Caroline, Jim Thorpe. There are also 7 grandchildren – Mathew P. and Zackary S. Wendel; Ashlee Schultz, Ericka and Rachael Burkhart, and Corinne, Jacob and Chloe Burkhart and 1 great grandchild, Islyn Schultz.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.  

Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.


  1. Anna Mae Wolfe

    I am so sorry for the pain the Burkhart family must be feeling right now. But as the daughter of a mother who had the disease, I hope you are at peace that George is no longer suffering. If I can do anything here in Lilyfield, ask me. Sincerely, Anna Mae Wolfe

  2. Janet and Bill Pappas

    Bill and I both worked with George when he was empoyed at Albright College. He was a kind and caring man. Our sympathies go out to his family. He lived a good and long life and I am sure he has left you all with many good memories. Our very best to you all…Bill and Janet Pappas

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